Shop Dundas, Vince, and More

Shop Dundas, Vince, and More
a model wears a green brocade holiday dress in a dark lounge to illustrate a guide to the best holiday dresses on amazon 2021

Jason Kim

The gifts are wrapped; the decorations are organized; the RSVPs are sent. All that’s left on your holiday to-do list is finding a last-minute present for yourself: an updated party dress. If upcoming dinner parties and gift exchanges make you want to really get dressed up again, there’s still time to add a new look to your lineup. The key is Amazon’s best holiday dresses.

After combing through hundreds of Amazon listings, we’ve found a bevy of dresses from the understated to the Instagrammable: a satin Vince slip dress for the minimalists, a taffeta Cynthia Rowley confection for the maximalists, and dresses by Dundas, Free People, and more in between. Some of our favorites are less than $200; all will hit your doorstep way before the dates circled on your calendar. Whether you’re attending a black-tie gala or a laid-back cocktail hour this year, the 13 best holiday dresses on Amazon will fit the dress code and arrive with time to spare.

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Red Taffeta Mini Dress

Wrap yourself in red, the Self-Portrait way. This mini is giving everything we want in a holiday party dress: a seasonal shade, a touch of taffeta, and a hint of sparkle.

Draped Sleeve Slip Dress

Minimalists, we’ve found a cocktail dress that’s elegant and understated just like your favorite delicate jewelry. It’s ready to ship well before Christmas morning, so you can wear it to more than one holiday gathering.

Tallulah Dress

When everyone asks where you found this head-turning tulle dress, you’ll get to say it’s Cynthia Rowley by way of Amazon. 

Midi Desi Dress

If you add Likely’s sleek dress to your closet for a New Year’s Eve party, it’ll most likely become a year-round pick for all your formal events. There’s something about the contrast between the floaty feather trim and sharp leg slit we can’t get enough of.

Meritt Blazer Dress

Winter whites inspired by Meghan Markle’s standout tuxedo dress that’ll arrive before Christmas? Say no more.

Off-Shoulder Knit Dress

Between the body-skimming knit and the perfect poinsettia hue, Oscar de la Renta’s party dress is a luxury gift to yourself that will keep on giving. 

Cosmic Check Midi Dress

Layered with a sleek bodysuit underneath or a cardigan tied over your shoulders, Sister Jane’s tartan is a less obvious entry to holiday dressing. And we can’t say no to those spacious pockets.

Phyllis Dress

One look at this tiered dress, and we knew it was meant for twirling on a dance floor with a pair of comfortable heels. But the loose silhouette can also transition to daywear with tall boots and a light jacket.

Sweater Dress

If you’re the sort of holiday dresser who prefers to keep it comfortable, this under-$200 sweater dress is for you. The sweetheart neckline lends the stretch knit an elevated touch and shows off your favorite necklaces.

Twisted Front Sequinned Mini Dress

Some holiday styles are impervious to trends. This Dundas mini dress is one of them: Its all-over sequins will sparkle under any party lights. 

Love Story Maxi Dress

Here’s a laid-back dress for all the cozy cocktail parties and Hallmark movie marathons on your calendar. Matching the mulled wine is totally unintentional.

Velvet Wrap Dress

When the party’s tomorrow and you need a new dress today, add this festive Amazon find to your cart. Reviewers say the velvet feels like luxury, but it hits for less than $50. 

Gaia Dress

Picture it: a plush faux-fur coat, a sparkly mini bag, and this under-$100 satin dress. It’s an ideal holiday outfit, and one you can put together in minutes.

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